Study shows music is good for the brain

By WEEK Producer
By NBC News

Study shows music is good for the brain

August 24, 2012 Updated Aug 24, 2012 at 9:56 AM CDT

EVANSTON, Ill. -- Music training early in life may have lasting benefits.

Researchers at Northwestern University measured the brain's response to sound in 45 college students.

Some had had zero music lessons, others had at least 11 years of training.

Those who had at least one year of music lessons had improved neurological responses to sound. Those responses, researchers say, have been linked to listening and learning abilities.

This study is published in the journal Neuroscience.

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